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Old 11-26-2011, 10:49 PM   #16
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IF the wall are wood it doesn't matter what you put on them. Concrete or black walls up to above the water line and then paint them or maybe tile them. Pour a new concrete floor and put all the furniture on floats.

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Old 11-26-2011, 11:20 PM   #17
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I once stayed a few weeks at a guest house (like a dormitory) in India. It started to rain big time and the pond out front overflowed. The water crept slowly down the hallway and into all the rooms on the first floor, maybe 3" deep. There were actually tiny fish swimming around in my room. Thought maybe this was a once in a lifetime experience, but they said not to worry, it happened every monsoon season. Should have been suspicious when I saw all the electrical outlets were mounted at shoulder height.

They just squeegeed the building out when the rain stopped. Everything was built of finished concrete and stone, and it had marble-like material for the floors. The furniture was crude boxy stuff, made of wood, but easily replaceable.

Now a basement would be different because you couldn't squeegee out very well. Maybe a shop-vac? And make sure to mount your Christmas tree from the ceiling.

Not saying this is a good idea, just saying...

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Old 11-27-2011, 03:41 AM   #18
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This is not doable...forget it...sorry about your predicament. No matter what you put on the inside walls, they will get water in them and then mold.

In Jamaica, some of the resort buildings are all concrete...except the roofs, doors, and window shutters...when I asked about the reason, I was told that when the hurricane comes by and blows everything away...all they have to do it replace the roof. Unless you have similar...you are waisting your time. I live in a flood prone area...everytime it floods...we tear it out...dry it out...and rebuild...and that's what you'll be doing.
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:08 AM   #19
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Weather you have approval or not anyone with common sense would not build in a place they know will flood at some time.. This has happened many times over the years and the people that get flooded run to the GOV. , State, and Local GOV. for bailouts crying. I think you better get your own place to live and keep all valuables out of the area mentioned. And last think about what your asking people to approve of? Don't even try it.
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hard times call for interesting solutions. I would not wast the money insulating and drywall. I would build patforms for furnishings out of cheap PT wood and plywood, you could even put wheels on them. you could hang as much as possible from the ceiling or put shelving on the walls.

I too have had hard times and you have to do what you have to do. Where do you live that the flooding is like that.
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:25 PM   #21
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hard times call for interesting solutions. I would not wast the money insulating and drywall. I would build patforms for furnishings out of cheap PT wood and plywood, you could even put wheels on them. you could hang as much as possible from the ceiling or put shelving on the walls.

I too have had hard times and you have to do what you have to do. Where do you live that the flooding is like that.
Ayuh,... I Agree,...

I once lived in my car for a few months, rather than runnin' back to mommy, 'n daddy, myself....
I also parked on top of a hill to avoid Flooding.... :D
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out-f'n-rageous,,, he must believe water runs uphill if he thinks anyone can resolve this issue OR live in those conditions,,, the lack of common sense today astounds
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' Really were the water is liking matters a lot! ' pardon me ????????? did anyone else have trouble understanding what the writer was trying to say ? God knows i don't
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blessed1069: "Really were the water is liking matters a lot!"
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I think that line: "Really were the water is liking matters a lot!" fits this thread perfectly. It's stupid too! (Incorrect spelling and use of the word "were" also, by the way.) I doubt the word "liking" was intended also, makes no sense.
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honest to C, bud - you're known me long enough to know i won't suffer fools for long - ps - Merry Christmas !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

' liking ' MAY have been intended as ' leaking ' but no way to know
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Just to clarify I am not in any way a dealer. I am going through some hard times and was looking for some help in building a small place of my own to relax. I want to tile the room so I do not have to rip out drywall in the case of flooding. I understand I can not water proof the room, I just want to limit the damage done in case of flooding. That was the point of this thread, to get some insight on the most water resistant materials to avoid head aches further down the road. I apologize to those whose time I have wasted in my attempts to obtain some constructive advice.
I'm sorry, the title of this thread threw me off. a serious question deserves serious thought and answer. obviously, you can't build a room under water. though if you've been to an aquarium? you see it can be done. what you can do, is build the room above the water line. I'd start by digging holes and installing submersible pumps in the existing concrete floor. enough to pump the water out faster than it comes in! and pipe it far away as I could. build pillars, at corners to set foundation on just at corners not entire wall, to allow water to run out,

no shame in "falling on hard times" we all have! "hard times" probably means tight budget, this project isn't cheap but is doable, PT lumber should hold up? but need exhaust fans as the odor will emit from the chemicals used to treat it. Personally, I'd use 18 gauge metal studs for the walls, they hold up 50-60 years in this environment. to cover walls, inside and out. I'd use concrete board or Wonderboard as we call it. a lot of silicone at all joints and edges especially on outside of room! tile inside if you wish? outside of room, I'd Wonder board/concrete board, then either styrofoam and dryvit? or secure chicken wire tightly, and parge walls with mortar cement smoothly to look like stucco. eventually, dampness may wick in to insulation? depending on length of time damp, and time allowed to dry out? that could take years! and easy enough to repair, with concrete cutting saw, and some labor. but inside room should stay dry for quite some time. you could even spray a couple coats of auto undercoating on your floor joist to help keep dampness out.

this is not a direct how to guide! just an idea that came to me, thinking about your situation. I hope it helps in some way?

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Yet another "EVERGREEN THREAD".
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hard times call for interesting solutions. I would not wast the money insulating and drywall. I would build patforms for furnishings out of cheap PT wood and plywood,
No reason for PT really. Just get studs and OSB. Build platforms above the water line.
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Buy a used small house trailer and park it in the garage. That way if you have warning of a flood you can haul everything to higher ground.
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omg hillarious. Thanks I needed that

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